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History of Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Motors, division of the giant Mitsubishi Corporation, is one of the most important Asian brands in what refers to the manufacture of vehicles, especially cars and light trucks. It has a significant global presence with numerous products, and it has been the first manufacturer of automobiles in the Japan.

Its logo consists of three diamonds, derived in turn from the Mitsubishi brand name: a mixture of "Mitsu" and "Hishi", meaning three and diamond respectively. Their cars have a reputation for rugged, solvents and very well made in mechanics. In addition brand image is looked after to the end, so the service to the client and the quality of their products is first.

Beginning of Mitsubishi

The powerful Mitsubishi company was founded in May 1870 by Yatar? Iwasaki, son of a samurai family. At first he devoted himself to maritime transport.

End of the 19th century, the company began to diversify its activities, being born the Mitsubishi Bank, Mitsubishi Corporation Bank (internal group financing) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which included car-producing section.

In 1917, pioneered brand building a vehicle series in Japan. This car was called Mitsubishi A, and only produced around twenty units.

During and after WWII

During the second world war manufactured military equipment such as tanks and even remembered aircraft fighter Zero, used by pilots called 'kamikaze' suicide. After this war, the participation of Mitsubishi was fundamental to economic and social resurgence of Japan.

Only nine years they produced the Jeep Willys, by being focused on turnover of buses and trucks, with a total circulation of motorcars and even scooters. Although the United States disbanded the Consortium as dangerous for peace, little by little they were regrouping different divisions. At the end of the 50's, Japanese automotive received stimuli and Mitsubishi 500, a four-seater model with ? engine launched water-cooled litres. Since 1963 the range grew more, with models such as the Colt, Galant and Debonair.

Finally in 1970 was born a division exclusively dedicated to the production of vehicles: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. Between is the 80's decade, growth was very considerable, with quite a few new releases and exports. In 1986 the brand comes to Spain, thanks to a contribution from Mercedes Benz.

Recent years of Mitsubishi

In the 1990s, Mitsubishi suffered serious financial problems, so had to ally themselves with Volvo in a Dutch plant to manufacture. He then teamed up with the Daimler-Chrysler Group, which, since 2000, joined the Japanese firm to control. But when this group left the Administration in 2004, the crisis returned to threaten.

Why was entered into a deep reorganization that so far seems to have given good results. They increased their participation, inter alia thanks to alliances with Volkswagen or PSA, and development of excellent cars or renewals thereof, as the sports sedan Lancer Evo, the Outlander truck or the medium pick-up Raider.

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Mitsubishi Cars Reviews

Mitsubishi Galant

Mitsubishi Galant

The Mitsubishi Galant is a large mid-size car manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors in the year 1969. This particular name was derived from “chivalrous”- a French word Galant. The Galant have been 9 distinct generations and the overall sales have exceeded 5 million.

Mitsubishi Eclipse

Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a sports compact car and was manufactured between 1989 and 2011. The 1996 model year witnessed the addition of a convertible body style. The name that was given to this car was based upon a English Racehorse of the 18th Century that remained unbeaten for 26 races.

Mitsubishi Colt

Mitsubishi Colt

The Mitsubishi Colt is a lesser-known vehicle from the house of Mitsubishi Motors and was introduced in the year 1960. It is the export version of the Mitsubishi Mirage- the subcompact that was developed for the first time in the year 1978 and sold until 2002.

Technical characteristics of Mitsubishi Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IV RS 1996 279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
2 Mitsubishi Mirage Modarc 1500 1997 110HP (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
3 Mitsubishi Colt Galant 1600 1976 101HP (74 kW) @ 6300 rpm 7.9 l/100km
4 Mitsubishi Lancer 1400 SL-5 1979 81HP (59 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Mitsubishi Galant 1800 MVV 16V Automatic 1993 115HP (85 kW) @ 5500 rpm n/a
6 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII MR FQ320 2004 330HP (243 kW) @ 6600 rpm 13.1 l/100km
7 Mitsubishi Lancer MX Automatic 1994 115HP (85 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
8 Mitsubishi FTO 1994 126HP (93 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
9 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback 1.8 Automatic 2008 143HP (105 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8 l/100km
10 Mitsubishi Sigma Estate Automatic 1995 170HP (125 kW) @ 5500 rpm 7.9 l/100km
11 Mitsubishi Lancer MX 1.3 Automatic 1995 88HP (64 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
12 Mitsubishi Galant 2000 GLS 1998 137HP (101 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
13 Mitsubishi Mirage Asti 1300 V Automatic E-CJ1A 1995 88HP (64 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Mitsubishi Galant 2.0 Automatic 2000 132HP (97 kW) @ 6000 rpm 9.4 l/100km
15 Mitsubishi Galant Exceed Automatic E-53A 1994 134HP (99 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km

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